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Stephen C. Smith

Professor of Economics, George Washington University

Stephen C. Smith is a professor of economics at The George Washington University.

He has conducted research in India, China, Taiwan, Ecuador, Slovenia, Italy, Egypt, Germany, Bangladesh, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda.

He also served as an organizer of the International Development Studies Program (IDS), then as its first director between 1992 and 1996. He also taught development economics at the Foreign Service Institute.

Mr. Smith’s most recent book, “Ending Global Poverty,” was published by Palgrave Macmillan in May 2005. He is also the author of “Economic Development,” with Michael Todaro (8th Edition, Addison-Wesley-Longman, 2002); “Case Studies in Economic Development” (2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1997); “Industrial Policy in Developing Countries” (Economic Policy Institute, 1991); and over fifty other publications.

He has also contributed articles for “Economic Analysis,” “Economics,” “Industrial and Labor Relations Review,” “Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,” “Journal of Economic Issues,” “The Quarterly Journal of Economics” and “Review of Development Economics.”

Mr. Smith received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University and has been a Fulbright Research Scholar and a Jean Monnet Research Fellow.

Articles by Stephen C. Smith

How to Help the Poor Out of Poverty

Will aid initiatives help the poor overcome poverty or only lead to a worsening of the situation?

May 16, 2006

Poverty Traps and Global Development

Is global poverty today the fault of the poor or part of a vicious cycle?

May 15, 2006